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YATES, Richard
Little Brown (1961), Boston. Yates's powerful first book which Kurt Vonnegut called "the Great Gatsby of our time." Tennessee Williams said of this book: "Here is more than fine writing; here is what, added to fine writing, makes a book come immediately, intensely, and brilliantly alive. If more is needed to make a masterpiece in modern American fiction, I am sure I don't know what it is." The Academy-Award winning film AMERICAN BEAUTY echoes its theme of a soulless modern suburban marriage, and indeed this book too was made into a less successful film reuniting Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet from TITANIC. This copy is INSCRIBED and SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper to noted translator Helen Lane "who writes better sentences/than almost anybody./with best wishes,/Dick Yates/3-16-61." There is an excellent interview with Helen Lane online. Fine in a Good dustwrapper with edgewear and chipping at the top of the spine and the rear panel [Attributes: First Edition; Signed Copy; Hard Cover; In Dust Jacket]
Bookseller: Charles Agvent, est. 1987, ABAA, ILAB [Fleetwood, PA, U.S.A.]
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